A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

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Photo: Tom Ewasiuk

By Michael McColl

Opened in 1983, and completely renovated between 2009 and 2011, Vancouver’s BC Place is the jewel in the crown of Canada’s sports stadiums and a must visit on any trip to the city.

With a total capacity of 54,500 in upper and lower bowl seating, BC Place has played host to some of the top sporting events in the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Most recently, the stadium became a venue for the World Rugby Sevens Series and has hosted the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship, the Grey Cup.

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A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

Photo credit: Chase Porter

Photo: Chase Porter

By: Jessica Linnay

In days mostly gone by, the record store was a world revolving on its own: secrets were swapped about samples, album drops anticipated by faithful fans who stood by with sweaty bills always ready in their palms, hours upon hours were spent flipping fingers over the tops of record covers, digging through crates like they contained the Holy Grail – sometimes, they did.

Vinyl, Art and Leisure attempts to revive some of this fading vibe; the pop up record shop and listening party pairs the sociable and passionate aspects of music store culture in the first event of its kind in the city. Continue reading:
Swap, Jam and Shop at Vinyl, Art and Leisure in Vancouver

The King is in the Building at Vancouver Civic Theatres, March 22-27 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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RTG Productions

RETURN TO GRACE comes to Vancouver Civic Theatres’ (VCT) Queen Elizabeth stage this spring.

A glorious, heartfelt tribute to a music icon featuring over 30 singers, dancers and musicians on stage, RETURN TO GRACE flawlessly delivers some the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Suspicious Minds”, “Love Me Tender”, and more!

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The King is in the Building at Vancouver Civic Theatres, March 22-27 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Outdoorsman Night with the Vancouver Giants, March 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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On Friday, March 4th, the Vancouver Giants will be hosting Outdoorsman Night. The G-Men will be playing the Victoria Royals at 7:30pm at the Pacific Coliseum.

The Giants held the first official Outdoorsman Night last year, receiving rave reviews. It’s an event for which the Giants bring together distinctly British Columbian partners to celebrate all things BC: hockey, fishing, logging, exploring, working hard and playing harder.

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Outdoorsman Night with the Vancouver Giants, March 4 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The Vancouver Giants will host their division rivals, the Kamloops Blazers, on Sunday, February 21st at 5:00pm in the Pacific Coliseum. It’s the sixth time these two teams are facing off this season.

The Pacific Coliseum is a historic rink that has hosted the Giants since their inauguration in the 2001-02 season and held Canucks games before their move to General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena). Every seat in the house feels close to the ice, giving Coliseum visitors an intimate view of the Great Canadian Game without paying a fortune for it.

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Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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MADBOOTS

Breathtaking dance, discerning theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music highlight this year’s festival with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists from February 18 to March 13, 2016.

An eagerly anticipated highlight of Vancouver’s dance season is the Chutzpah! Festival’s Dance Series. The 2016 Festival presents some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers in the world. This year’s performances again offer high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work including Canadian and North American premieres from Italy’s brilliant Spellbound Contemporary Ballet; the incomparable Israeli dance company Maria Kong performing their much lauded Open Source; New York-based Gallim Dance in their repertory work Wonderland by choreographer Andrea Miller, which Dance Magazine praised as“Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original.”; new to the international scene, New York City’s hot all male company MADBOOTS and a world premiere from our resident dance company, the acclaimed Shay Kuebler Radical System Art (BC) in a spectacular double bill; and Ballet Kelowna presents works by Artistic Director Simone Orlando, James Kudelka, Heather Myers and John Alleyne, with Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music accompanying (Chutzpah!PLUS).

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16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker Returns to Vancouver, Dec 17-22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, returns for 2015 to The Centre in downtown Vancouver from December 17th to 22nd.

Now in it’s 7th year, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker will feature performances by both local and international professionals, including Principal Dancers from the San Francisco Ballet as well as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, with choreography by the iconic Anna-Marie Holmes. Musical accompaniment for these world-class performances will be performed by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, led by the incomparable Leslie Dala, with lighting design by Canadian Pierre Lavoie.

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Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker Returns to Vancouver, Dec 17-22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)